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News (National): Finalists Announced for 2018 Governor General’s Literary Awards

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News (National): Finalists Announced for 2018 Governor General’s Literary Awards


(From left): Canadian writers Rawi Hage, Miriam Toews and Jillian Tamaki. (Chris Young/Canadian Press/CBC/Reynard Li)

From cbc.ca – October 3, 2018

Rawi HageMiriam Toews and Jillian Tamaki are among the finalists for the 2018 Governor General’s Literary Awards.

The prizes, administered by the Canada Council for the Arts, are awarded in seven English-language categories: fictionnonfictionpoetryyoung people’s literature — textyoung people’s literature — illustrationdrama and translation. Seven French-language awards are also given out in the same categories.

Hage and Toews are finalists in the fiction category, for their novels Beirut Hellfire Society and Women Talking, respectively. Tamaki is a finalist in the children’s literature — illustration category for her picture book They Say Blue.

Other notable finalists include Billy-Ray Belcourt, who is nominated in the poetry category for his collection This Wound is a World, which won the Griffin Poetry Prize earlier this yearTerese Marie Mailhot is a finalist in the nonfiction category for her memoir Heart Berries. Anosh Irani is a finalist in the drama category for The Men in White, alongside past winner Jordan Tannahill, who is nominated for Botticelli in the Fire & Sunday in Sodom.

Read more here: https://www.cbc.ca/books/finalists-for-2018-governor-general-s-literary-awards-revealed-1.4840600

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